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  • Casablanca

    Casablanca

    ★★★★★

    I probably have seen Casablanca more than 20 times and I never get tired of it. It's one of the great romantic classics with iconic performances and dialogue. I never fail to tear up when they sing the French National Anthem! And, although Bergman apparently hated the film, she has never looked more radiant.

  • The War

    The War

    ★★★★★

    Another masterpiece from Ken Burns. I have seen many great documentaries about WW II and this is the best. Burns is able to combine an accurate and informative historical trajectory with a heart-wrenching look at many of the individuals and families that suffered. His handling of the war and racism is commendable and not often told. I defy anyone not to cry when Nora Jones sings American Anthem.

    This is a great companion piece to the World at War, which is focused on the war in Europe from a British perspective.

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  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    ★★★★★

    This is my 3rd viewing of Raiders, the last time more than 10 years ago. It remains the greatest adventure film of modern times. Harrison Ford is perfect as Indiana Jones and the rest of the cast are excellent. Spielberg's direction keeps everything flowing; along with iconic music and script. Blah, blah, blah...you all know it's great!!

  • Force Majeure

    Force Majeure

    ★★★★½

    A disturbing black comedy about marriage, gender, power, and our perverted view of masculinity. The film is controversial, which is understandable considering the family dynamics and the ambiguous ending. The direction, cinematography, and acting are outstanding. The scene where the four friends talk about the issue in question blew me away!